Arts & Culture

Fall Events at the Paul Revere House: Fife & Drum, Tinsmithing, Puritan Fashions and More

Join the Paul Revere House on Sunday afternoons this September and October for colonial music, demonstrations and more! See the full schedule below.


9/8: Patriot Fife and Drum 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Enjoy a lively concert of music that accompanied colonists as they marched, danced, wooed their beloveds, and waged war. David Vose and Sue Walko provide fascinating insight into each selection they perform.

9/15: Meet Harriet, Daughter of Paul Revere 1:00 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Diane Lent brings to life Harriet Revere, one of Paul Revere’s 16 children. Join her in reminiscing about her father’s dramatic life, the adventures of her many siblings, nieces, and nephews, and growing up in the historic North End.

9/22: Tinsmithing Demonstration 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Who made the ubiquitous lanterns, sconces, and other tin wares of the 18th century? A tinker! Larry Leonard produces and sells examples of his craft while describing the techniques, tools, and materials used since the Reveres’ era.

9/29: Printing Demonstration 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Did you know Paul Revere worked as an engraver? Using similar technology R. P. Hale produces copies of his own wood block image of the Revere House on a hand-cranked press. Prints (available for sale) are only made at the Revere House.


10/6: Paper Marbling 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. See how colonial craftsmen created eye-catching marbled papers. Watch as R. P. Hale floats pigments in water, swirls the colors, then transfers the designs to paper. It may look like magic but Hale will explain the very real science behind this fascinating phenomenon.

10/13: The Clothes They Wore: Puritan Fashions and their Status Markers 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Drop in to view a display in the Revere Room of the Visitor Center of three historically correct reproduction dresses each reflecting a different decade and social strata of the Puritan era, hand crafted by Ruby-Grace Miller. Co-sponsored by the Partnership of the Historic Bostons, Inc.

10/20 Beyond the Ride: Paul Revere and Medicine 1:00 p.m,, 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Did you know that Paul Revere was a dentist? Learn about Revere’s many unexpected connections to the medical field in this special lecture by Nina Rodwin, graduate student and historical interpreter at the Paul Revere House.

All onsite Paul Revere’s Boston events are included with admission to the museum: adults $5.00, seniors and college students $4.50, children ages 5-17 $1. Members and North End residents are admitted free at all times. Through October 31, the Revere House is open daily 9:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Beginning on November 1, the museum is open daily 9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.